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Granada Apartment Sacromonte Cueva 1

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Sacromonte Cueva 1 | Traditional cave house with modern design

This, like most of the dwellings located in the Sacromonte district of Granada, is a Casa Cueva - or "Cave House" - homes excavated from the soft rock of the hillside.

Sensitively restored in 2012, "Sacromonte Cueva 1" combines the rustic effect of the walls of the cave with modern interior design to create an impression of stylish simplicity.

It is located moments away from the Mirador of Mario Maya, which offers one of the best views of the Alhambra. A unique feature of the Casas Cueva is that they maintain the same ambient temperature of 18-22°C throughout the year.

The facade is though a built addition to the side of the hill, with a traditional door and windows, but once inside, the natural cave can be seen in the roughness of the walls.

The entrance gives on to the living-area, which features a sofa, dining table and a corner kitchenette. From here, there are views through the window towards the Generalife gardens.

Three steps lead up to the bathroom. Beyond, through an opening in the dividing wall, is the double-bedroom. It is furnished with a double-bed, a bench and a clothes-rail.

The decor throughout is white and a neutral grey, giving a great sense of calm. The only form of ornament is in the atmospheric lighting, niches and the texture of the walls themselves.

Heating: Electric radiators.

Sacromonte is a neighbourhood of the Albaicín district built on a steep hillside and is famous for its caves and resident gypsies. It is only 1.5 km from Plaza Nueva, yet has a totally different feel.

Due to the nature of the geography, it is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

Equipment per room

Living room:

  • Chairs
  • Double sofa-bed
  • Sofa
  • Table

Kitchen:

  • Fridge
  • Kitchen utensils

Bathroom 1:

  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Washbasin

Location of apartment Sacromonte Cueva 1

Location of apartment Sacromonte

Sacromonte is the second hill on the opposite side of the valley formed by the Darro river from the Alhambra hill. The first, directly facing the Alhambra, is the Albaicín neighbourhood, and adjacent to the right, Sacromonte. It is only 1.5 km from Plaza Nueva in the city centre, but has a totally different feel. The nature of the geography makes it unsuitable for people with mobility problems, but it's highly recommended for travellers who are looking for an authentic Granada experience.

Sacromonte derives its name from the nearby Sacromonte Abbey, which was founded in 1600 on the hill of Valparaiso outside the old city.

By the 19th century, the area had become home to a substantial Gitano community, who built their houses in caves excavated from the soft rock of the hillside. Nowadays, some owners are converting this former modest housing into luxurious and cutting edge designer cave apartments. Natural chalk walls in combination with some contrasting furniture and lighting give a minimalistic and at the same time dramatic ambience (see "Sacromonte Cueva 1" video).

The caves which have been prepared for tourist rentals are next to more traditional ones, where the gypsy community organizes Flamenco shows in the traditional Zambra style, with the spectators sitting in a circle around the perfomers (see "Tarantos" video).

Highlights:

  • Cave houses
  • Flamenco shows
  • Muralla Ziri (defensive walls)
  • Sacromonte Abbey
  • Mirador of Mario Maya (lookout)
  • Views of Alhambra
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Prices (EUR)

Conditions of apartment Sacromonte Cueva 1 (ref. 0321)

Minimum stay:

3 nights.

Reservation deposit:

You are required to pay 20% of the total apartment rental to complete your booking.

Balance payment:

The balance must be paid in cash upon arrival.
The other option is to pay the balance by bank transfer, at least 7 days prior to your arrival. Please request account details by email.


Check-in time:
14:00 - 22:00h. Supplement for late check-in from 22:00 to 24:00h: 25 EUR (to be paid in cash, on arrival).
Early check-in is possible but subject to availability - please enquire.

Additional services:
Baby cot: free of charge (ask for availability).

Additional information:
Location: The apartment is located on a pedestrian street with no vehicle access. If being dropped off by car or taxi, the street nearest to the Cave open to traffic is a 2-3 minute walk away. There is a bus stop 4-5 minutes walk away for lines C1 and C2, which connect the Albaicín and Sacromonte with the centre. The Albaicín neighbourhood can be reached in 5 minutes by foot and Plaza Nueva in 15-20 minutes.
Driving: Access by car is difficult. Except residents, it is prohibited to enter by car from 11:00 to 14:00hrs and from 20:00 to 00:00hrs.
Parking: There is a free parking area at 10 minutes walk from the apartment.

Cancellation policy:
The 20% reservation deposit is completely non-refundable.


These apartment conditions are in addition to the general terms and conditions.

Guest reviews:

Granada Apartment Sacromonte Cueva 1

2 guest reviews 4.6 / 5

"Déconcertant, envoûtant, un expérience unique et mémorable."

Review for a stay in Jun 2013 - Anonyme, MASSY (FRANCE)

Appartment à recommander à ceux qui cherchent à sortir de l'ordinaire.

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"Super Nice , Best place ever seen . Sure i'll visit it again. Already missing it."

Review for a stay in Sep 2012 - Mohamed, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Excellent is not enough.

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